Kayenta Formation

Kayenta formation tafoni
Tafoni found in the Kayenta Formation

NPS/Herbert

 

Deposited:
Early- to mid-Jurassic (144 to 208 million years ago)

Depositional Environment:
Braided streams

Appearance:
Red/brown, ledge-forming sandstone

Example:
Grand View Point Overlook Trail at the Island in the Sky

Notes:
Dinosaur tracks sometimes appear in the Kayenta. The Kayenta Formation is a member of the Glen Canyon Group which also includes Navajo and Wingate and is the primary aquifer in the Moab area.

 
Rock Strata
Layer Above: Navajo Sandstone
Current Layer: Kayenta Formation
Layer Below: Wingate Sandstone

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